Opportunities 7.9.13

INTERNSHIPS

Summer-Fall 2013 Internship
Phoenix-based cycling news and information company seeking a part time intern for front-end development and user-experience work on our website.

-Must have experience with WordPress
-Good writing skills, communication, organization and teamwork abilities are required. The candidate must be detail-oriented, organized and able to work on deadline. Must have ability to take photo and video, as well as take initiative with producing good social media ideas. Weekend work will be part of this job.
-Pluses: A strong eye for design and/or graphic design capability and interest in cycling
Working directly with the site developers, this is a great opportunity to gain experience with building an online community from the ground up.

Company Description
Clipped In AZ is Arizona’s #1 Cycling Resource. Our goal is to grow the sport of cycling in Arizona and to raise the profile of Arizona races, riders and businesses. We are in the process of building a destination website with an interactive community information and continuing to grow our social media presence. Job starts immediately.

CONTACT: Sarah Muench
480-577-9722
smuench4@gmail.com

Summer-Fall 2013 PAID Public Relations Internship Opportunity
Focus on External Communications
Bashas’ Family of Stores

A Chandler-based grocery chain is seeking an intern who will assist with external communications efforts of Bashas’ Family of Stores while further developing skills in journalism, public relations, brand management, promotions, and written and oral communications.

Intern will work directly with the company’s Director of Communications & Public Affairs in delivering company updates and information externally to local news media, business and community leaders, public officials, and other important company stakeholders.

This position will be a part of our summer internship program but ideally will start as soon as possible.

Responsibilities:

•Crafting external company announcements in association with company initiatives and events.
•Writing news releases and media alerts, collecting company stories and uploading graphics and photos.
•Maintain communication with all company departments to identify story ideas and opportunities.
•Participating in branding discussions, brainstorm sessions and promotions.
•Crafting and posting updates on social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Foursquare and Pinterest, when applicable.
•Developing and updating Web site copy.
•Assist with organizing and implementing community outreach programs.
•Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

•Junior or Senior Communications, Journalism and/or Public Relations major currently enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program.
•Requires excellent communication, writing, research and presentation skills.
•Strong project management and customer service skills.
•Ability to work independently.
•Minimum of 15-20 hour work week preferred.

This is a paid position. If interested, please submit your resume and three writing samples to kjozwiak@bashas.com

Summer-Fall 2013 PAID PR Internship
Wired PR, a Phoenix-based public relations and creative marketing agency, is looking for a motivated, creative PR intern to join its team part time for the summer and fall. A Wired PR intern is a self-starter who will work hard to bring original ideas and fresh approaches to the overall PR process. You will be responsible for researching editorial calendars, researching and maintaining media lists, compiling press coverage, developing content for blogs and newsletters, drafting press releases and calendar listings, and keeping current on events. You will also have the opportunity to be a key part of developing and implementing at least one PR campaign. As a Wired PR intern, you will dig in and get your hands dirty learning, collaborating and working on cool projects.

Requirements/Qualifications:
▪Third or fourth year college student, working towards a degree in communications, PR or journalism
▪A love of the big picture as much as tiny details
▪Related experience is plus, but not required

The Details
Wired PR is located at 1027 E. Washington St., Suite 107 Phoenix 85034 (in Co+Hoots). This is a paid internship ($10 per hour).

Please submit any relevant work samples/links along with your application to beth@wiredprgroup.com.

Fall 2013 Internship- PAID
Animal Welfare League, Phoenix
Social Media

Department: Administration
Reports to: Director of Operations

Job Summary
Implement and contribute to the social media strategy for Arizona Animal Welfare League. The goals of our strategy are to increase traffic so we receive more donations to save more animals, get people to know who we are and what we are about (we have so many great programs), and to have more people volunteer.

Key Responsibilities include (but are not exclusive to):
•Create or gather engaging information to post on FaceBook, Twitter, blog, Pinterest, YouTube, Instagram
•Help drive all departments marketing plans through social media
•Help to interpret analytics for better understanding of what is working and to reach traffic goals

Physical Requirements
Must be able to work onsite.

Experience/Education Requirements
•Familiar with social media strategies and implementation
•How to use YouTube, FaceBook, Twitter, blogs, Pinterest, Instagram
•Great communications skills
•Able to write content
•MUST BE FAMILIAR WITH WORKING ON A MAC
•Photoshop knowledge is a must
•Graphics knowledge a plus
•Creating/editing videos on Mac, a big plus

20 hours per week
$10 an hour
Send resume and cover letter to pdubois@aawl.org

Internship Contact:
Patti Dubois
(480) 510-2028
PDubois@aawl.org

Address of work location:
25 N. 40th St, Phoenix, AZ 85034 (40th and Washington)

Fall 2013 Internship- Town of Gilbert
Video Production/Digital Journalist Internship

Interested in broadcast journalism, but not sure local news is the right fit for you? The Town of Gilbert’s communications department is looking for interns to assist our digital journalists with video production for the town’s online and broadcast platforms.

If you are looking to gain valuable “hands on” experience in the field of broadcast production and believe you have what it takes to work in the broadcast industry, we want to hear from you!

Duties & Responsibilities · Basic shooting & Final Cut Pro editing skills, archive video footage, produce promo pieces, still photography at town council meetings, assist in promotion of town events via social media channels. Additionally, our interns have the opportunity to learn studio production in our town council chamber, schedule programming on our Gilbert CH11 and learn how to run a live show.

While this internship is unpaid, interns will gain valuable experience.

This internship is best for those who are pursuing a career in broadcast and online journalism.

If interested please send us an email with your resume and availability. Hours are flexible and are primarily M-Th, 7-6.

Jessica.Bautista@gilbertaz.gov
Gardenia.Lamadrid@gilbertaz.gov

Fall 2013 Internship- Beth & Friends Morning Radio Show
KEZ Radio is seeking an intern for the station’s morning-drive show, Beth & Friends. Must be a junior or senior in college.

Intern duties will include:
-Assist talent and producers during and after the live show with prep-work and material.
-Attend station events, and assist with set up and execution of the event.
-Assist with contesting and winner fulfillment.
-Contribute to and assist with the Beth & Friends Blog on the website.
-Update social media promoting events and other station happenings.
-Record video and other content for web use.

Required Skills
-Ability to learn basic audio production skills.
-Ability to learn basic video production skills.
-Ability to work in a professional manner around on air talents and other celebrities.
-Must possess basic Microsoft Office skills.
-Must have a wide range of daily availability, especially early mornings (5am-11am).
-Must be able to lift 50lbs of weight on a regular basis.
-Must possess a basic level of knowledge of social media knowledge.
-Must have reliable transportation.

Work Hours: Flexible and based on events/concerts/live shows.

Contact: Chad Mitchell at thechadradio@gmail.com or call 602-374-6000.

Virtual Foreign Service Internships (sponsored by The U.S. Dept. of State)
The application period for the 2013-2014 VSFS eInternship program is July 2-20, 2013. Student applicants will need to complete and submit the vacancy announcement during this time on the USAJobs site. A resume, unofficial or official transcript or proof of enrollment, and statement of interest will be required as part of the application package. Must be Junior or Senior in college.

Positions are available with the following agencies and organizations (abbreviations are noted):
-U.S. Department of State (State)
-U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
-Department of Commerce (Commerce)
-Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG)
-U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
-Department of Education (Ed)
-Smithsonian Institution (Smithsonian)
-EducationUSA (EducationUSA)
-American Foreign Service Association (AFSA)
-Department of the Interior (Interior)

Each of the 276 projects has a unique tag identifier and applicants will indicate their top three choices in their application based on these tags. Interviews may be conducted in August and applicants will be notified of both selection and non-selection by mid-September. Selected students will begin eInternships in September 2013.

FAQs addressing general program questions, eligibility, and the application process are available at http://www.state.gov/vsfs/c39937.htm

You view the project listing below in PDF form at http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/211659.pdf

Fall 2013 Internship- Harlem Globetrotters
The world famous Harlem Globetrotters are seeking interns to join our PR team for the fall semester.

Intern responsibilities include:
-Write and distribute on-sale press releases
-Write feature stories for website
-Research media in select markets
-Pitch phone interviews for select markets
-Maintain media database
-Maintain Cision media monitoring service database
-Follow up with fan mail inquiries
-Update player alumni files

Qualifications:
-Must be self-motivated, responsible, and have a positive attitude
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills
-Be organized and have the ability to multitask
-Proficiency in Microsoft office
-Social media savvy
-Must be able to work 20 hours

This internship is unpaid but does offer students the opportunity to gain valuable work experience with a world renowned organization. If interested please send your resume and writing samples.

CONTACT:
Ruby Ramirez
Phone :602-258-0000 Email: ramirez@harlemglobetrotters.com
400 E. Van Buren Street Suite 300, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Fall 2013- KTVK-3TV & James Alan Cox Foundation for Student Photojournalists
Photojournalist Internship Program

If you’re a current junior or senior in college, intern in sunny Phoenix, Arizona at the local independent news station, KTVK-3TV. KTVK-3TV and The James Alan Cox Foundation for Student Photojournalists are committed to developing photojournalist interns from colleges and accredited universities.

All of our interns receive the benefit of being assigned a mentor. The mentor will provide a platform to develop skills and experience. Our mentors will provide a learning partnership with our interns, and teach them all there is to know about the fascinating world of television and development of photojournalism (video) skills. Program will include traditional television news photojournalism, editing, sports and more! This is a paid position (15 hours per week maximum schedule) and the student must be pre-approved for college credit. This Fall 2013 internship will run 15 weeks; September through December.

To be considered for an internship, please submit the following:

-A short essay on why you would like to be selected for this internship
-Résumé of your current college and other related experience
-Academic and/or professional references
-A video sample of your recent journalism work
(Please limit to a total of 5 minutes and the sample may be a mailed CD or web link.)

Our internship criteria require the selected student to be in their current junior or senior year in college during the term of the internship, have completed a journalism writing course and be interested in becoming a news (video) photojournalist. Prior experience with live video shooting and editing preferred.

Please submit all materials to: KTVK, Attention Photog. Internship, 5555 N. 7th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85013 or careers@azfamily.com. Deadline to submit is August 1, 2013. EOE.

For more information about KTVK-3TV, please visit www.azfamily.com.

Fall 2013 Paid internship for Hispanic Public & Community Relations
Company: Aspen Marketing
Clients: McDonald’s, Chandler-Gilbert Community Colleges, Century Link
Responsibilities include the support of the following duties;
1. Draft and send press releases
2. Follow up and pitching
3. Arrange and staff interviews for client with local media
4. Community Event Coordination and Staffing
5. Script development for internal communication purposes

Skills Necessary:
1. Bi-Lingual Spanish / English
2. Strong writing skills with experience in drafting releases
3. Media training a plus
Can-do attitude a must.

Please have interested candidates send their resumes to Paul Stringer at pstringer@aspenms.com

Fall 2013 PR Internship- American Lung Association
Who Are We?
The mission of the American Lung Association is to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.

The American Lung Association in Arizona (ALAA) is part of the American Lung Association of the Southwest, which serves the states of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada and Utah. Nationally, the American Lung Association is the oldest, voluntary, non-profit health organization in the United States. The American Lung Association has been operating locally in Arizona since 1912, originally focusing on tuberculosis. In 1972 ALAA officially adopted its current name and expanded its work to the prevention of lung disease and promotion of lung health.

Marketing & Communication Internship
The American Lung Association in Arizona is looking for a Marketing & Communciation intern who will receive hands on experience in non-profit marketing and communication. The Communication & Social Media Intern position is a project based position. This position will be responsible for keeping the ALAA website updated and current, cultivating a stronger online presence on Facebook and Twitter, writing press releases about occurring events and programs, finding low cost or free marketing opportunities for events and programs, coordinating print projects, and developing materials for events and programs as needed. This intern will work closely with all staff members. This is an unpaid position with flexible hours up to 15 hours per week.

Responsibilities include:
•Become familiar with all of ALAA’s events and programs
•Become knowledgeable in the day to day operations of a non-profit organization
•Implement the success factors for establishing and executing Social Media for a non-profit organization to gain better positioning and interaction with constituents
•Work with each staff member to understand their needs within the marketing/communications space.
•Take on projects as requested and specified and meet targeted deadlines.
•Help design and distribute print marketing materials
•Support ALAA staff

Qualifications:
•Non-smoker
•Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Web, and Social Media Platforms
•Graphic design knowledge a plus
•Working knowledge of press releases and obtaining media attention
•Strong English written and oral communication skills
•Willingness to immerse self into new situations or environments
•Strong organizational skills
•Creativity a plus
•Ability to work as a team player

Benefits:
•Receive mentorship from non-profit professionals
•Gain hands-on experience and training in a professional setting
•Give balance to your life through professional development and volunteerism
•Opportunity to expand your networks and make important connections
•Learn about the functioning of a non-profit charter organization under the umbrella of a large national organization

Salary: Unpaid Internship

Opening Date: 8/1/13
Application Deadline: 7/25/13

How to Apply: Please send resumes to Stacey Mortensensmortenson@lungarizona.org. No phone calls please.

Website: www.lungarizona.org

SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS

James Alan Cox Photojournalism Scholarship
Founded in memory of James Alan Cox, a television photojournalist, The James Alan Cox Foundation for Student Photographers aims to provide financial support to student photographers of high school and college age. Through a variety of funding, including equipment purchases and scholarships for college and technical school classes, the foundation’s mission is to expand educational and developmental opportunities for student photographers demonstrating interest, talent and financial need.

Type of Awards:
– Five (5) digital cameras will be awarded to five (5) high school students
– Five (5) $2,500 scholarships will be awarded to five (5) college or technical school students; four awards will be for video work while one will be for still photography

Focus of work and entries: Photojournalism. Scholarships will be awarded to those students whose work “tells a story.” This is a fairly broad topic and may include a variety of subject matter and approaches (breaking news, sporting events, etc.). Jim Cox, who was a television photojournalist in Phoenix, always “told a story” through his work, whether it was in video or still photography.

All submissions must be via the internet from July 15th through November 15th. We will not accept applications by mail or before or beyond the deadlines.

For complete details and to access all required forms, please visit our website: http://www.jamesalancoxfoundation.org/application.php

Washington Media Fellows Program
We would like to invite your students to apply for our 2013 Media Fellows Program scholarships. Last year, we distributed a total of $30,500 in scholarship awards to 20 students.

The application period for our 2013 Media Fellows Program is now open.

Interested students must submit a written proposal and letter of recommendation. Creativity is highly encouraged. We also welcome resumes and other materials that strengthen the application package.

Submission deadline: Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Further details found on our website http://tiny.cc/jmzyzw
This scholarship award is for rising college juniors and seniors.

PART-TIME MEDIA JOBS OR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

KTAR Radio has some part-time openings for: Reporter and Technical Director
To see the job descriptions and application instructions, go to: http://bonnevillephoenix.applicantpro.com/jobs/

Blogging Opportunity
For a new international network owned by media icon Larry King, we are seeking bloggers/writers to work in a model similar to the Huffington Post.

Bloggers will be accepted on the basis of their writing ability after screening by the editor. Through our network, their blog will be exposed to millions. Furthermore, will be credited and gain expose for their name and picture next to the article. A blog can be a one-time entry or a regular feature.

If you are interested, please send us your details, and why you think that we should work with you.

We are running a new, experimental system in which our bloggers will be sharing a percentage of the advertising revenue from their article or blog. The work can be Nationwide.

Contact:
Jacobi Issac Niv
Advisory to the board, President
thekingentertainmentgroupusa@gmail.com

310-849-0806
225 North Canon Drive‏
www.lifechanginginternet.com

Phoenix Suns Marketing
This is a part-time seasonal position within the Phoenix Suns Marketing Department. Members of the Street Team will be fun, energetic, enthusiastic and committed to promoting the Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
•Work both on and off-site events (i.e. home games, special events, sports tournaments, partner appearances, festivals, etc.) in an effort to promote the Phoenix Suns / Mercury
•Responsible for installation set-up, operation and teardown of all interactive elements and the Phoenix Suns / Mercury Mobile Marketing vehicle at scheduled events
•Responsible for all operational needs and activation of the following elements while at events representing the Phoenix Suns / Mercury – handout premium items, facilitate on-site promotions, interact with fans and communicate general information
•Make sure vehicles are fully stocked with necessary items for each event and ensure vehicles are kept clean at all times
•Assist with organization and maintenance of the mobile unit
•Assist Marketing Department in researching new events for appearances
•Responsible for fan engagement and data cultivation at each event
•Responsible for completing post-event wrap-up forms after every event
•Assist with other tasks on an as-needed basis

Required Skills / Qualifications:
•Passionate about the Phoenix Suns/Mercury and the game of basketball
•Organized with the ability to multi-task and problem solve in a fast paced work environment
•Hard working, detail oriented and results driven
•Strong leadership skills with the ability to be a team player and enjoy working in a team environment
•Excellent interpersonal skills
•Customer-service oriented
•Previous marketing/promotional/event/street team experience preferred
•Minimum 18 years of age
•Possess a valid Arizona driver’s license, automobile liability insurance and a good driving record
•Flexible schedule – Must be able to work most home games, nights/weekends and holidays as required
•Requires prolonged standing; ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds
•Must be able to work in outdoor conditions
•Bilingual speakers preferred but not required

No guaranteed number of hours per week, scheduling is on an as needed event/game basis. The opportunity is expected to last up to one year.

Click here to apply online: http://nbateamjobs.teamworkonline.com/teamwork/r.cfm?i=56050

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